Dreamy Photo Effects
You can add a dreamy photo effect to your pictures simply by adding a soft frame around the edges. It's an easy way to transform the look of your layout, like I did on my "Lean on Me" layout.
"Lean on Me" by Lori Anderson. Supplies: Cardstock: Close To My Heart; Patterned paper: Making Memories (green) and me & my BIG ideas (heart); Rickrack: Anna Griffin; Flowers: Sandylion; Brads: Little Yellow Bicycle; Letter stickers: American Crafts; Stickers: KI Memories; Font: Aubrey; Adhesive: Foam Squares, Therm O Web; Mono Adhesive, Tombow; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Ribbon.
Free Photo Frame Downloads
Download the frames in a PDF file (below) for printing on a transparency. You can also download the .EPS file frames to add to your photos in Adobe Photoshop Elements before printing. Download the .PNG file frames to add to your photos in another program. Note: For the .PNG file, the image for Frame 1 is white, and the entire file will appear white; however, if you save the image and open it in a program with a different background, you will see the white color of the frame appear against a transparent background.
Download the PDF here.
Download the first set of .PNG files here.
Download the second set of .PNG files here.
Download the first set of .EPS files here.
Download the second set of .EPS files here.
Download the third set of .EPS files here.
Download the fourth set of .EPS files here.
Download the fifth set of .EPS files here.
Also, be sure to check back soon for video tutorials to help you create your own dreamy photo effect using Adobe Photoshop Elements. For printed instructions, check out the February 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes.
More Techniques for Creating Dreamy Photo Effects
Check out the February 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes to learn additional ways to add a dreamy look to your photos.
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